Kudos has signed a six-year, multi-million pound contract to provide food and venue management services at the National Football Museum, soon to be relocated from Preston to the Urbis building in Manchester.
The deal, worth an estimated £12m in total turnover, will see Kudos, which is part of the Crown Group, provide cafe and restaurant services at the museum, alongside managing its events and banqueting portfolio.
The museum is home to the world’s greatest football collection, housing more than 140,000 objects, works of art and photographs. Items include a shirt from the world’s first ever international match played in 1872, the 1966 World Cup Final ball and the shirt worn by Maradona during the infamous 1986 ‘Hand of God’ quarter final match between England and Argentina.
It is due to open in 2012 and is expected to attract over 350,000 visitors per year.
Kudos MD Jon Pryce said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win the contract for one of the most exciting and prestigious venues in the UK. As soon as we saw the brief for the museum, we knew that our food and commercial know-how would be well-received.
“Contracts like this don’t come around that often so we are really pleased to be chosen as partners to the museum and can’t wait to get started.”
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